OK, so Joe Schmoe is working for Huge Corporation, just trying to make ends meet. He is a new hire and starts off in the mail room making $9.50 an hour and working his hardest to break into the offices upstairs. He has the talent, but he needs to pay his dues and gain the attention of higher ups to get his chance.
Just because Huge Corporation is making millions and their CEO has a private plane and a summer home in the Alps, Joe Public thinks it is okay to steal from them. They rationalize it by saying Huge Corporation is corrupt and is overcharging for their widgets. And since Huge Corporation is resistant to change, Joe Public illegally obtains some of their widgets, tests them out, and then only buys 1 or 2 after trying a dozen or so illegally.
As a result, Huge Corporation's profits dwindle. Joe Public sees this as more proof that their business model is corrupt and thinks they should just give their widgets away and totally change the business they are in. So, with dwindling profits and a bleak forecast, guess who pays the price? The CEO? Nope, he is still in the Alps. Joe Schmoe, however, has been laid off.
A stretch perhaps, but certainly a better example than comparing the music industry to suffrage or even prohibition.